Luis Arias is the Head of the Retina Department of Ophthalmology at Bellvitge University Hospital in Barcelona. He is an Aggregate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Barcelona. He did an observership at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. His main areas of interest are age-related macular degeneration, pathologic myopia, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, macular surgery and retinal detachment. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and he has been the author of many chapters of books. He has been the editor of six books about retina. He has served as principal investigator in many clinical trials evaluating photodynamic therapy and antiangiogenic drugs for the management of different macular diseases. He is in the Editorial Board of several scientific journals and Board Member of the SERV (Spanish Society of Retina and Vitreous). He has received from the American Academy of Ophthalmology the International Ophthalmologist Education Award (2013) and the International Scholar Award (2016).